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WSJ: Microsoft Office alternatives for tablets

Alternative programs like web-friendly Office 365, Google Docs, Quip, Office Web Apps, CloudOn, etc.  allow you to work on documents from any location without your computer, and are “tablet-friendly.”

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    SHIRA OVIDE

         

      For decades, people at work have griped about one aspect or another of MicrosoftMSFT +0.06%

         Office. Now, they can do something about it.
      • The much used bundle of software—including Word to write documents, spreadsheet maker Excel and PowerPoint for presentations—won’t lose its dominance in the workplace anytime soon. But there are more appealing alternatives than ever.

      The contenders generally fit into one of two camps: services that let you ditch Office, and those that supplement Office, especially on tablets.

      Microsoft Corp. says complaints about Office are inevitable given the huge number of users, but the company says customer satisfaction levels are very high.

      Here are three common headaches people have with Microsoft Office, and some alternatives that may fit the bill.

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